Dangerously Alive

Miriam Swaffield on Feb 23rd, 2012

I think you're pretty dangerous. So am I. I think together, we might cause some serious damage.

I'm talking about the kind of damage that breaks through the status quo we live in as students. We shine a brilliant light through the attitudes and actions that say "anything goes", "there is no absolute truth" and "being free is living for yourself". We do something different. We are something different. We are dangerously alive because we know the life-giver himself.

I travel round the country meeting hundreds of students and I'm hearing the same story from you guys... you're starting to feel fired up to actually go all-out for this. This faith that has the power to save lives, change the student scene and shape the entire world and its leaders because of that. You are becoming more fearless in loving your mates by telling them about Jesus. You are dangerous.

Can I just encourage you to absolutely go for it? Now. Today. Be fearless by asking God to fill you with boldness to share your faith in how you live your life and speak it out. As students, you are part of a movement that is gathering momentum across the churches of this nation. Know that your life and actions count in this. Be dangerously alive. Together.

A story:

Last week I sat with a student friend who doesn't know where he stands with God. He says he wishes he had faith and all that it brings to life, but he just can't. He says that science stuff gets in the way. I was able to peel back the layers of his arguments and ideas with him. We eventually got past the normal science and history debates and I asked him a simple question:

"If your world fell apart, everyone was gone, the city you live in had been destoryed, and you were just left, alone but alive, how would you do? If everything else was taken away, do you know why you are here and that you matter?"

And that question hung in the air. A silent moment where we both took a deep breath and realised, sometimes we can just stumble across the profound truth of there being something more.

Be dangerously alive even in the every-day conversations.

'the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.' (1 John 4: 4).

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